Pesticides Cause Cancer

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No wonder cancer rates are skyrocketing!

If there’s one thing you should spend more money on – it’s on organic fruits and vegetables.  Yes, going organic costs more, but you can’t put a price tag on you and your family’s health.  Unless of course you are fond of getting ill.  🙂

Organic food holds more minerals, vitamins and enzymes than poison method farming (intensely farmed foods). Most importantly, you aren’t eating a cocktail of noxious insecticides, pesticides, and fertilisers.

Okay, you’ve sort of convinced me, but why is organic so expensive? Shouldn’t it be cheaper? 

It costs more because organic farmers don’t earn federal subsidies like conventional farmers. Yes, conventional food is cheaper, but that’s because you’re paying for them in your taxes. This pricing approach happened right after World War II in order to protect the food supply. The “caring” governments back then couldn’t bear to witness another food shortage crisis.  Come the 1950’s and voilà! The Pesticide Era is introduced with a BANG.

Also, conventional farmers spend far less money in producing their mass food production – thanks to the chemicals! They take advantage of pesticides because it increases crop yield, keeps costs down, and gets rid of pesky pests.

Organic farmers don’t have that luxury.  They work harder because it’s much more demanding than conventional farming.

At the end of the day, you pay for what you get.

Contrary to popular belief, eating pesticide laden food carries a myriad of deadly side effects — if eaten regularly, such as:

  • Cancer
  • Infertility
  • Low sperm levels
  • Sterility
  • Brain damage – affects your capacity to speak smoothly, identifying words, numbers, colours, etc.
  • Developmental obstacles in children
  • Birth Defects
  • Wheezing, chronic bronchitis, asthma and other respiratory illnesses
  • Organ failure
  • Skin rashes, athlete’s foot, ringworm and other skin irritations

 

2015 Pesticide Guide - VV
The good news is… There’s a light at the end of the financial tunnel!  The list above gives you the top 12 fruits and veggies that are laden with pesticide residue. So make sure to buy organic apples, spinach and so forth…I save money by buying normal avocados, pineapples, and melons.

If you’re unable to buy organic produce, don’t worry.  You can remove most of the pesticides by cleaning them properly.  Water alone won’t do it! Just be gentle with the berry family and fruits like peaches and apricots.  Place them in a colander and gently rinse the spray off.

Vegetable and Fruit Spray – 1

– 20 drops grapefruit seed extract, available at health food stores
– 1 Tablespoon baking soda
– 1 cup white vinegar
– 1 cup water
– Spray bottle

Vegetable and Fruit Spray – 2

– 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
– 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
– 1 cup water
– Spray bottle

Spray produce. Let sit 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly to wash away residue.

NOTE: The baking soda & vinegar will foam when mixed together. Use a deep pitcher and pour slowly.

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Benefits of Carrots

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Benefits of Carrots by Vivien Veil

Throw these SUPER ANTIOXIDANT ingredients into a high-quality juicer, and reap the benefits of having gorgeous “all-seeing” eyes!

By: Vivien Veil

Carrots are one of the healthiest vegetables you can add to your diet.  Furthermore, carrots are loaded with so many benefits that you’d be silly not to eat them or even juice them.

All you need are organic carrots. Eating non organic vegetables and fruits means you’re also eating the pesticide residue, so if possible, try and buy organic produce.

Thankfully, carrots aren’t listed as part of the Dirty Dozen’s heavily sprayed with pesticide list.  More on that in the next post.

Carrots are a must have if you suffer from vitamin A deficiency.  How do you know if you need more vitamin A?

Lack of Vitamin A creates havoc on your body.  Do you have any of these symptoms? If so, you better stock up on these orange delights! And of course, thank Iran and Afghanistan for bringing them to the Western world.

Had I known about this when I was a child, I would’ve begged my mother to feed me carrots. Maybe if I ate lots of carrots as a child, I wouldn’t have needed to wear glasses and contacts.  Who knows…

Vitamin A Deficiency List:

  • Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye) – aka pink eye or madras eye
  • Colour blindness
  • Visual impairment and blindess
  • Sensitive eyes, fear of strong light (photophobia)
  • Acne
  • Dry skin
  • Keratosis (goose-pimple like skin)
  • Skin cancer
  • Warts, moles
  • Wrinkles or ageing skin
  • Dry hair
  • Peeling nails and ridges on nails
  • Weak immune system

BENEFITS OF CARROTS

  • Loaded with Carotene.  No other veggie or fruit comes close.
  • Fantastic source of Calcium Pectate, Vitamins B and C
  • Excellent for dehydration.  It’s 87% water!
  • Good source of Potassium, B6, B1, B2, B12, Copper, Folic, Thiamine and Magnesium, Phosphorus, chlorine, and Sulfur
  • Great for water retention
  • Strong antioxidant! It goes straight into the bloodstream.
  • Prevents cancer
  • High in vitamin K and E
  • Magnifies the quality of breast milk
  • Gives you beautiful skin, hair and nails
  • Lowers cholesterol, but you need to take it regularly
  • Adrenal Fatigue? Eat carrots!
  • Improves eye health
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Full of fiber, so your colon will thank you
  • Removes bacterial infection from your kidneys
  • Good for scalp circulation because of vitamin E
THE BENEFITS ARE ALWAYS BETTER IF YOU EAT THEM WHOLE

World War 3 is Brewing

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“Make no mistake: Bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities would mean war.” Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett

The rivalry between Israel and Iran always makes headlines. Israel claims Iran is on the hunt to create atomic bombs, resisting its claims that its nuclear programme is solely for Iranian civilians. Iran swears its nukes are for peaceful purposes, however, if attacked, they will get vengeance by striking Israeli and American interests in the region.

Western news media speculates that Israel is on the verge of attacking Iranian nuclear sites to protect themselves.

Israeli President Shimon Peres cautioned that attacking Iran is likely. “I don’t think that any decision has already been made, but there is an impression that Iran is getting closer to nuclear weapons,” he declared.

Russia’s foreign minister  Sergei Lavrov stated that it would be a “very serious mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences.”  Russia and Iran advised the West against any military interference, insisting it would bring more deaths and new threats to the world’s security.

American President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy accidentally let their thoughts slip regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Journalists overheard Sarkozy label Netanyahu a “liar.” One of their microphones was unintentionally left on after last week’s G20 meeting.

Sarkozy told Obama, “I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar.”

Obama replied, “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

Since there is always conflict surrounding Iran and Israel, many people shun reading and watching any news concerning their ongoing struggles. The possibility of a war with Iran has been gracing the front covers, yet nothing disastrous has happened.

This situation reminds me of Aesop’s fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf.  Not many people care to pay attention anymore, and then out of the blue, we are smack in the middle of World War III.

Many of us live a hustle and bustle life and we want to come home and unwind — not read or watch depressing news.  A few friends of mine do not care to read about the Middle East’s problems.

They tell me, “It’s so old now. All they do is fight.  I’ve read about a possible war with Iran years ago and nothing’s happened. It’s just fear mongering.”

I do not believe they realise the repercussions of a war with Iran. I really wouldn’t want to see a war.  As cliché as this sounds — I hope for peace one day in the Middle East.

Some Consequences:

  • Civilian casualties
  • More countries building nuclear weapons for protection
  • Missile attacks on Western countries
  • Missile attacks on Israel
  • Sharp rise in oil prices by closing the Straits of Hormuz
  • Arab hatred towards the Western world

“If Iran’s national pride drives their policy, then they will bear the costs of that.” —Barack Obama